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THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 27, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY- SECOND SESSION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION MINUTES

Representative Sandra Masin, Chair of the Division on Local Government called the virtual meeting to order at 8:38 AM on January 27, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:
Masin, Sandra, Chair
Elkins, Steve, Vice Chair
Quam, Duane, Republican Lead
Berg, Kaela
Boldon, Liz
Huot, John
Mekeland, Shane
Olson, Bjorn
Youakim, Cheryl

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Elkins moved that the minutes of January 20, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Elkins moved that HF 35 be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

Vice Chair Elkins moved the HF35DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Elkins presented HF 35 as amended, a bill for an act relating to state government; establishing a Website Accessibility Grant Advisory Council established, and money appropriated for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility.

Testifying on HF 35:
• Leah Patton, Association of MN Counties and the MN County IT Leadership Association
• Trevor Turner, Minnesota Council on Disability
• Cap O’Rourke, Minnesota Association of Small Cities

Vice Chair Elkins renewed the motion that HF 35 as amended be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

Chair Masin requested a roll call on HF 35 as amended.

AYES
Masin
Elkins
Quam
Berg
Bolden
Huot
Mekeland
Olson
Youakim

NAYS

There being 9 ayes and no nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentation from the Builders Association of Minnesota.

Testifying:
• Grace Keliher, Builders Association of Minnesota
• Mike Paradise, Bigelow Homes

The meeting was adjourned at 9:53 AM.


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Representative Sandra Masin, Chair


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Josh Kilgard, Committee Legislative Assista
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:10 - HF35 (Elkins) Website Accessibility Grant Advisory Council established, and money appropriated for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility.
Presentation by the Builders Association of Minnesota.
-Noah McCourt.
-Leah Patton, Association of MN Counties and the MN County IT Leadership Association.
39:50 - Presentation from the Builders Association of Minnesota.
-Grace Keliher, Builders Association of Minnesota.
-Mike Paradise, Bigelow Homes.


**Agenda Change: Item Added.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here:
https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

HF35 (Elkins) Website Accessibility Grant Advisory Council established, and money appropriated for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility.
*Amendments are due by 8:30am, Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Presentation by the Builders Association of Minnesota.

**Informational Overview of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on the Metropolitan Council’s Structure and Services has been removed from the agenda.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122.

Meeting documents will be posted on the Local Government Division website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92010

Public Testimony:
• Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn
• If you wish to testify, please contact Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn and copy Josh.Kilgard@house.mn by 4:00pm on Tuesday, January 26, 2021
• If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 8:30 am, Tuesday, January 26, 2021.